Weekly Rundown.

Hello, friends!


I’m not going to lie: I am tired this Friday afternoon.

My schedule is packed to the brim, which can feel fun at times…but can also lead to low energy, low patience, and low finances (because let’s be honest, cooking has not been high on my priority list as of late).

I had high hopes that 2017 would be more of a “no, thanks” year instead of a “Sure, I’m in” year. Alas, old habits die hard.

Anyhow, here’s what has kept me busy lately:

  1. Last winter I was contacted about working on a marriage curriculum for my church. This former editor could not have been more excited for the challenge, but it has been quite the long journey. As seen below, many of my free moments these past six months have included red editing pens and stacks upon stacks of marriage books.


But praise the good Lord, I finally finished the curriculum on Tuesday. Let the celebratory pictures ensue!

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This is my “I can’t believe I’m finally done/I never want to see this thing again” look. I do believe I nailed it.

Phew. What a process. But I am super thankful for it—I love projects that keep my editing skills sharp. Plus, I learned A LOT about marriage. (AHEM. Did ya hear that, fellas?)

2. It’s no secret that the key to my heart is mail. I love mail of all types—postcards, packages, magazines, cards, even random coupons. You name it. If it comes in the mail, I love it. (Unless it’s a bill. Duh.)

This summer has proved to be pretty mail-heavy because 95% of my students go to some form of camp. And lest you’ve forgotten from your youth, camp mail is a pretty rad concept for middle schoolers. I tried to send letters to as many of my students as possible, and it was so fun to hear back from a few of them.

That card on the left makes me laugh. I sent a 6th grader a camp letter and she mailed the same card back, but wrote/illustrated a funny camp story on the opposite side. Let’s just file that under the category: “middle schoolers are hilarious/random/awesome.”

3. All hail the Mexican dress during hot, humid summers in Dallas. I probably wear this giant muu muu at least twice a week, because we’ve reached that point in the summer where it’s too hot for pants. It’s just a fact.
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4. Those who know me know I love my tiny Lower Greenville casa. I’ve spent a lovely two years here, but I’ve decided to move out this fall. I’m excited for my new home—it will include sweet incentives, like a cool roommate + a closer proximity to White Rock Lake—but it’s a bittersweet move, for sure. One thing I can tell you is that I’ll never get over those precious arched doorways. No ma’am.

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5. Remember how I said I spend way too moola at restaurants? Well, I’m turning that lemon into lemonade, so to speak, as I have decided to start reviewing different Dallas locales on this blog. So, once a week, I will start doing a little series called, “Dallas Eats” and I can’t wait. #FoodCriticKat

First off in my food review: State and Allen. Stay tuned next week!

Alright, that’s it for this fine Friday afternoon!

Currently listening to “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons

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